A very bright idea - DrumART launches HeadLIGHTS bass drums

July 29, 2017

DrumART's new HeadLIGHTS(TM) illuminated* bass drumheads are here...and they're spectacular.

While we can and do regularly print on clear heads, our HeadLIGHTS(TM) finish use a special process and material to print onto translucent drumheads. The translucent part is important. Our testing has clearly shown (pun intended) that fully transparent drumheads are not the best possible option for illuminated kick drums. The reason? Your eye sees right through the printed head to focus instead on the bright lights behind it.

Our process results in a look similar to that of a soft-white lightbulb -- a nice diffuse light pattern that highlights the print as opposed to overwhelming it. It's a killer look that we developed in conjunction with John Cowsill from The Beach Boys for use on their 50th Anniversary Tour.

Even better, our illuminated heads look just as good as our standard custom bass drumheads when they're not lit from behind -- something you don't get with printing on clear heads. They're easily the most beautiful, most flexible solution for drummers who want to backlight their custom artwork without sacrificing print quality or sound, day or night.

As for lighting the kick drum itself, you can use your own light source or DrumART's own HeadLIGHTS(TM) LED drumkit illumination option which will be offered on our website very soon.

To order, simply select the HeadLIGHTS(TM) illuminated head option during checkout and we'll take care of the rest.

Please note: the HeadLIGHTS finish option may add 5 to 7 days to our standard turnaround times, so please plan accordingly.

*DrumART's HeadLIGHTS(TM) drumheads do NOT include any lighting system. They are designed to work with whatever lighting system you use in your kick drum(s) or with our own brand of HeadLIGHTS LED illumination (coming soon).